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Zebrafish give new insight to sound sensitivity in autism

These tiny fish are helping scientists understand how the human brain processes sound.

Psilocybin rapidly promotes neuroplasticity in the brains of rats

The compound found in "magic mushrooms" has significant and fast-acting impact on the brains of rats.

How your masturbation habits are impacting your sex life

Is your masturbation routine benefitting your sex life? Here's how to tell...

Autistic people's nerve cells differ before birth, new study finds

"Such studies will lead to a better understanding of brain development in both autistic and typical individuals."

Colors evoke similar emotions around the world, survey finds

Certain colors are globally linked to certain feelings, the study reveals.

How do lie detectors work?

Experts explain how lie detectors work, what happens in the brain when we tell lies and how accurate polygraph tests are.

Can fake news help you remember real facts better?

A 2020 study published in the journal of Psychological Science explores the idea that fake news can actually help you remember real facts better.

How music therapy benefits the autistic brain

While the benefits of music therapy are well known, more in-depth research explores how music benefits children with autism.

How does your brain make split second decisions?

Researchers explore the "complex web of connections" in your brain that allows you to make split second decisions.

Here's why narcissists become leaders, according to two psychologists

Psychologists W. Keith Campbell, (Ph.D.) and Carolyn Crist explain why narcissists rise to power and how to make sure your support is going to someone making effective, positive change.

What is neurodiversity?

Creating a better understanding by clearing up common misconceptions about the neurodiversity movement.

Teen popularity linked to increased depression in adolescence, decreased depression in adulthood

The results of this study showed depressive symptoms being highest in adolescence, declining in early adulthood and then climbing back up again into one's early 30s.

In 2020, more men and women are likely to consider sex with a robot

Would you ever have sex with a robot?

Being in a frisky mood may improve your chances in the dating world

Positive, romantic thoughts could produce positive, romantic outcomes while dating.

Symptoms of mental exhaustion and tips for overcoming it

Are you mentally exhausted? Here's how to tell (and what to do about it).

Study links 'sun-seeking behavior' to genes involved in addiction

A large-scale study from King's College London explores the link between genetics and sun-seeking behaviors.

Is it COVID-19 or anxiety? Here's how to tell the difference

Examining the differences between anxiety and COVID-19 symptoms and discussing the possibility of IAD (illness anxiety disorder) during a global pandemic.

1 in 6 school children meet criteria for mental disorder diagnosis, according to CDC study

Symptoms of mental illness in children are often dismissed as "going through a phase."

Can reading erotica improve your sex life?

Is indulging in erotic content good or bad for your sex life?

Study analyzes the relationship between pets and their young LGBTQ owners

There are pros and cons to owning a pet as a marginalized individual.

Does warm weather impact COVID-19?

Various studies examine the impact of humidity, temperature, rain, and sunshine on COVID-19.

Harvard study suggests avoiding TV and daytime naps to avoid depression

The goal of this large-scale study was to provide actionable information on how to avoid depression or decrease depressive symptoms.

Can your smartphone detect how drunk you are?

A small proof-of-concept study shows smartphones could help detect drunkenness based on the way you walk.

Can you manipulate your brain to stop your food cravings?

New research conducted on the brains of mice suggest it may be possible to "switch off" particular food cravings.

How can you actively boost your low libido?

There are several things both men and women can do to actively boost low libido, according to research.

Why are we fascinated by true crime stories?

Several experts have weighed in on our sometimes morbid curiosity and fascination with true crime.

What really happens in your body and brain when you orgasm?

You may be surprised at how your body and brain react to this type of pleasure.

Does porn cause erectile dysfunction...or not?

While this has been a popular debate, the evidence suggests there isn't a strong link between pornography use and erectile dysfunction (ED).

Pornography has been linked to easier, better orgasms in women

This study has linked female porn consumption to orgasms that are easier to achieve and more satisfying during both masturbation and partnered sex.

How "thinking about thinking" can help children in school and in life

Teaching your child metacognitive techniques can improve their learning and life skills.

Do vegetarians really have better sex than meat-eaters?

There are many reasons why this could be true.

Groundbreaking new research suggests removing drug-associated memories could prevent relapse

The 2020 study successfully removed memories associated with morphine from the brains of mice with very promising results.

What is counterfactual thinking?

Can thinking about the past really help us create a better present and future?

Do we really date based on our own ideals?

Do we really know what we want in a romantic partner? If so, do our desires actually mean we match up with people who suit them?

Psychology's five major perspectives explained

Why do you feel the way you feel, think the way you think and behave the way you do? Here are 5 possible explanations.

New study explores how to navigate 'desire discrepancies' in long term relationships

With the most common form of female sexual dysfunction impacting 1 in 10 women, this important study dives into how to keep a relationship going despite having different needs and wants in the bedroom.

What is the viewing experience of VR porn really like?

Recent studies suggest virtual reality porn can produce a more positive experience than viewing from a monitor or screen.

The psychology of narcissism explained

According to a licensed clinical psychologist, we need to change the way we define narcissism in order to recognize it more clearly for what it really is.

The psychology of psychopathy: An inside look at the psychopathic brain

A 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison study was the first of it's kind to show structural differences in the psychopathic brain.

Remote working is the new norm—work-life balance is more important than ever

Research suggests we need to create a new kind of work-life balance to prevent burnout while working from home.

Free self-hypnosis therapy in your home? Just ask Alexa

Reveri Health has launched a new stress-relief self-hypnosis program through Amazon Alexa to help combat the anxiety of COVID-19.

Politics is now a dating deal-breaker, according to new research

A massive Dating.com study reveals just how important politics are in the dating world right now.

How does hypnosis really impact the brain?

A groundbreaking Stanford University study explains the areas of the brain that are impacted by hypnosis.

Do same-sex couples resolve conflicts in a healthier way?

A 12-year long study examines the differences between how same-sex and different-sex couples argue, with some surprising results.

Sexual activity linked to higher cognitive function in older age

A joint study by two England universities explores the link between sex and cognitive function with some surprising differences in male and female outcomes in old age.

New study challenges the narrative that meat is 'manly'

New research suggests some men identify with a new form of masculinity that values authenticity, domesticity, and holistic self-awareness.

How swipe-based dating apps are impacting your mental health

Online dating has evolved, but at what cost?

Yoga may ease symptoms of depression, according to new research

According to the analysis, the more yoga sessions a person did each week, the less they struggled with depressive symptoms.

The mental and physical health benefits of ecotherapy

There are countless studies that prove ecotherapy (often referred to as nature therapy) is beneficial for your physical and mental health.

New study proves absence really does make the heart grow fonder

This is one of countless studies that prove the positive impact of social connection and intimacy while highlighting the negative impact of isolation and separation.

It really is more difficult to learn a new language when you're older. Here's why...

It may be easiest when you're young, but the proven benefits of learning a new language at any age cannot be ignored.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an increase in relapses. Here are signs to look for.

Being aware of this issue is a big first step in helping vulnerable communities (such as those struggling with addiction) combat relapse during this pandemic.

What your morning coffee really does to your brain

Your morning coffee is good for you - if you drink it at the right time.

How to maximize performance and minimize stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

Flow Research Collective COO Rian Doris explains how to harness the power of your nervous system to find your flow during a pandemic.

The hunger-boredom paradigm explained by scientists

Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).

8 lesser-known orientations along the sexuality spectrum

Sexuality is fluid and it's important that people get to define it for themselves.

The positive impact of gratitude on mental and physical health

Dr. Robert Emmons and other researchers dig into the positive mental and physical health benefits of expressing gratitude.

Color psychology: What does your favorite color say about your personality?

Your favorite color can be linked to various personality traits, motivation, and productivity levels in your life.

The problem with resisting relaxation to avoid spikes in anxiety

Your fear of anxiety could be preventing you from treating your anxiety, according to new Penn State research.

4 ways to promote neurogenesis in your brain

How can we promote the creation of new neurons - and why is it so important?

How to tailor various 'anxiety-reducing' techniques to better suit your own needs

Combining various mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) can have numerous health benefits, according to new research.

4 mood-boosting activities to keep your mind happy during COVID-19 lockdown

Music, journaling, and spending time with your pets are all science-backed ways to boost mental health during stressful times.

5 effortless, science-backed changes to your isolation workspace that will improve productivity and mental health

A clean work space, plants, and putting on the right pants all make working from home easier, according to science.

Nostalgia triggers a reward pathway in our brains, according to science

Nostalgia is also proven to decrease loneliness and increase resiliency.

How various levels of social distancing can decrease the spread of COVID-19

Understanding the math behind social distancing.

4 relationship problems that can be linked back to early childhood

An inside look at common relationship problems that link to how we were raised.

How will COVID-19 impact the economy?

Economics professor Stephen M. Miller shares his insights in this exclusive interview.

Retail therapy is proven to work, but at what psychological cost?

Retail therapy has been proven to make us happier, but is there a catch?

Which stress personality are you?

Learn how to cope with your stress by better understanding which stress personality type you are.

There are 5 different financial personalities. Which one are you?

What does your money personality say about how you save (and spend) money?

How mass hysteria happens (and how to avoid the COVID-19 panic)

Can a real pandemic (such as COVID-19) turn into mass hysteria?

How to manage self-inflicted stress

Stress and anxiety therapist Dr. Amelia Aldao suggests waiting 60 seconds before reacting to a stressor, giving your rational mind time to catch up to your emotions.

Being dominant in the bedroom can boost your work ethic

Studies have shown that dominant sexual activity can often boost your work ethic several days after a sexual experience.

How a healthy sex life can earn you more money

More frequent sex has been linked with higher income rates, according to a 2013 study.

How to develop confidence when you feel worthless, according to science

There are scientifically proven ways you can improve your self-esteem, right now.

The 'opposite of addiction' theory: How community can drive recovery

The path to sobriety isn't one that can be traveled alone, studies suggest.

The psychology of shopping addiction

Is obsessive shopping a compulsion, an addiction, or both?

How to make healthy financial choices every day, according to a financial psychologist

How reframing your emotions and changing your daily behavior can help you save money.

The psychology of healing from sexual trauma

A deeper look at what happens in the first 2 years after experiencing sexual trauma.

The life-long psychological effects your first love has on you, according to science

If love is an addiction, your first love is the first dose.

Social media makes breakups worse, study says

Is there a way for more human-centered algorithms to prevent potentially triggering interactions on social media?

The psychology of infidelity: Why do we cheat?

Infidelity, an inherently selfish behavior, has been analyzed by researchers to help us understand why people cheat in relationships.

There is scientific proof that foot fetishes are normal

Research dating back to the 1950s explains why the foot fetish makes total sense.

Dad bod & dad brain: How a man's brain changes when he becomes a father

The bonding experience is promoted by important neurological changes.

Is asexuality psychological or biological?

Or is "the hidden orientation" more complex than that?

Masturbation boosts your immune system, helping you fight off infection and illness

Can an orgasm a day really keep the doctor away?

The signs of unhealthy power dynamics in a relationship—and how to even them out

Is there a power imbalance in your relationship? You can find out by answering 28 simple questions.

Using the logic of neuroscience to heal from a breakup

Healing from a break-up should be taken as seriously as healing from a broken arm, says psychiatrist Dr. Guy Winch.

Nature-deficit disorder: What kids lose by not experiencing the outdoors enough

Research explains the positive impact and health benefits of children spending more time in nature.

Our bodies are chronically in "threat mode"—but being kind recalibrates our nervous system

Being kind to others positively impacts your physical and mental health, according to this groundbreaking research by Stanford professor Dr. James Doty.

How a healthy sex life can help minimize depression and anxiety symptoms

When you struggle with anxiety or depression, sex may be the last thing on your mind. But understanding the physiological and mental benefits of a healthy sex life can help it become a tool for well-being.

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